A GILT-BRONZE PARASOL TOP CHINA OR KOREA, 2ND CENTURY BC
2,000 - 3,000 USD
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- Height 5 in., 12.7 cm
slim hollowed tube, with a circular button-like top and a hook attached to its side, cast on top with a bear motif in high relief, Japanese wood box (4)
Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969.
This type of fitting is called gaigongmao in Chinese, for the parasol used on a horse-driven chariot. Similar objects are found both in China and Korea.